PhD Title: Investigating proneness to anomalous bodily experiences (e.g. Out-of-Body experiences) on illusions of body ownership and event-related psychophysiology.
PhD Supervisor: Dr Jason Braithwaite
Hayley Dewe is undertaking doctoral research into neurocognitive correlates of hallucinatory experiences of the self. Specifically, those prone to anomalous bodily experiences in the general population (e.g. Out-of-Body experiences) and their susceptibility to illusions of embodiment and event-related psychophysiology during the Rubber-Hand Illusion.
Braithwaite, J.J., Marchant, R., Takahashi, C., Dewe, H., & Watson, D (submitted). The Cortical Hyperexcitability Index (CHi): A new measure for quantifying correlates of cortical hyperexcitability. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Braithwaite, J.J., James, K., Dewe, H., Medford, N., Takahashi, C., & Kessler, K (2013). Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: Disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7:719. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00719.
Presentations / Conferences / Posters
Dewe, H., & Braithwaite, J.J (2014). The Dissociated Self: Realistic Threats to one’s own Body Reveals Suppression in Autonomic Emotional Reactivity in those Predisposed to Dissociative Hallucinatory Experiences of the Self. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience. York, UK. September 2014.
Braithwaite, J.J., & Dewe, H(2014). The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to hallucinatory out-of-body experiences. The Annual scientific meeting of the Psychobiology section of the British Psychological Society, UK. September 2014.
Dewe, H., & Braithwaite, J.J (2014). Neurocognitive correlates of anomalous body experiences with the induction of the rubber-hand illusion. The 25th Anniversary meeting of The British Neuropsychological Society. Oxford, UK. June 2014.
Braithwaite, J.J., & Dewe, H.The dark side of the mind: Inducing anomalous bodily experiences in those predisposed to out-of-body experiences. The Annual conference of the British Psychological Society. Birmingham, UK.May 2014.
Koene, A., Endo, S., Dewe, H., & Wing, A. Hand dominance effects on passer and receiver hand-over dynamics during object transfer. Poster presentation at the British Neuroscience Association, Festival of Neuroscience, London, UK. April 2013.